Blanchard tapped as Weatherford chief operating officer

Aug. 22, 2017
Karl Blanchard has joined Weatherford International PLC as executive vice-president and chief operating officer.  

In the role, he will oversee the company’s region and product line operations; quality, health, safety, security, and environment; sales; engineering, research, and development; and supply chain.

Blanchard has more than 35 years of experience in the oil field services sector. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer for Seventy Seven Energy, where he oversaw drilling, pressure-pumping, and rental tool operations.

Previously, he spent more than 30 years at Halliburton Co., where he held senior leadership positions including vice-president of cementing, vice-president of production enhancement, and vice-president of testing and subsea.